Scandinavian Flower-Embroidered Hand Towel

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A piece of embroidery doesn't have to be big to make an impact. In the case of this hand-towel, a small Delsbo flower does nicely.
Delsbo stitch
- Red pearl floss, or DMC mouliné
- White linen cloth, approximately 49 x 64 cm/ 19.2" x 25.2", or a readymade white linen kitchen towel, approximately 45 x 60 cm/ 17.7" x 23.6"
- Cotton tape for hanging
- Lace tape (optional)

Source: , Scandinavian Stitch Craft: Unique Projects and...

Step 1

Fold in all edges and hem the fabric by hand or machine (skip this step if you’re using a ready-made towel). Sew on the lace tape, if using. Sew on the cotton tape for hanging.

Step 2

Mark the center of the towel. Transfer the pattern (see image) and embroider one-sided flat stitch and stem stitch.

Step 3

Use one thread pearl floss, or three threads mouliné floss. Secure all ends and iron the towel smooth.

Step 4

This embroidered towel how-to is excerpted with permission from "Scandinavian Stitch Craft" by Karin Holmberg (Running Press /Perseus Books).

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